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September 4th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Hello,

Good to see this board here!

My name is Jennifer, DH is Dan. Evan is 2.5 years old & Ryleigh Nicole is 14 months old.

Evan had a speech eval. last week and I am still awaiting the results, and the paper work. They explained a bit to us afterwards, but not too much. They didn't seem as concerned with his speech as I was. He doesn't form sentences, only uses 1 word when asking/telling me something. We started "Hooked on Phonics-Toddler Version" about 4 weeks before the eval and his vocab about doubled. They did tell me they felt like his behavior was getting in the way of his learning. It was almost, crazy to me to think of that! As I have always had the kids in the store and everyone says "You're kids are so well behaved!" But, she told me, it isn't that Evan isn't a good child, just in his acting out, it's hindering his learning. Like, when they'd switch activities, he didn't want to stop what he was doing and would throw a fit. Since the eval. I have really been working with him @ home on switching activities, sharing, taking turns, etc and it has really seemed to help!

So,we'll see what happens when they go over the eval with me.

They also said he had "motor skill" issues. As I sat there they asked him to do things like stand on one foot, kick a ball, do a puzzle etc. These were things I KNEW he knew how to do them! And they told me he had to do them for them. We'll, we get home and as a test I asked Evan to do each of those things, and he did! So, I also want to run that by them.

Sorry, for the long drawn out post!
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September 4th, 2008, 11:41 PM
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Hi Jennifer! It's nice to meet you!

Tasiya had to do all those tests too but she is really shy so the clinic wants to do more sessions before giving a diagnosis. Please update when you get the results back.
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September 5th, 2008, 06:10 AM
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Thank you!

I almost wonder if they did the testing at home how he would have done. I talked to a friend and she had her 2 year old evaluated and they did the testing at home...
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September 5th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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That might help. It couldn't hurt to try. I don't understand how they think they can get good results the first visit. It took two evaluations to get my son diagnosed with ADHD. He wouldn't do any of the tests.
I am really surprised Tasiya did as many of the tests as she did. She is SUPER shy. She must have really liked the lady who did the tests so I picked her as Tasiya's full time speech therapist because of that.
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to the board!

It might have been a little overwhelming for the evaluation in the office. It's easier when it's in familiar surroundings. Cody had 2 evals done in the office and one at home. There was a BIG difference!

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September 10th, 2008, 07:25 AM
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All of my dds evals were done at home (and now done in her school since she went center based at 2 1/2). Did you have the evals done through early intervention or through a private speech pathologist? I know in our area, all of the early intervention evals are done at the home setting (could be daycare too).
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September 10th, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Thank you everyone!

I spoke to the Family Coordinator and she agreed he was having an "off" day. But, honestly I think two hours of testing in a strange place to a child is very overwhelming. So, I know he would benefit from having one done @ home, She is coming tomorrow and I'd like to bring it up then.
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Oh definately. Good luck and I hope you can get her to agree to come to your house. That would make it sooo much easier to get accurate test results.
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